I dropped my sidekick 3 in water and it finally start working again but when it comes on it stays on 4 a min or just restarts or stays on 4 amin and take along time 4 service please help i am able to take sidekicks apart it dose have water damage(red sticker)
I'm having problems with my sidekick 3 that i purchased from someone, it works great for the most part but, my problem i have is that it will freeze up, the ttackball will click like its moving but it won't move making it hard to access text messages or anything else on the phone.
i don't have the money to get a brand new sidekick.
what should i do??
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make sure your sidekick 3 is turned off completely then take the battery, sim card, and memory card out and lays them on the towel so they can get dries as well place your sidekick 3 in a big bowel with white rice in so they can absorb the wettness off of it and leave them all stay there for overnight or 2 days to let them dries and after 2 days up, put everything back in and turn your sidekick on and see if its worked again.
if its not working, then your sol and started to save up some money once again. or you can try and sell it for repair and parts on ebay or another websites and use that money to get yourself another sidekick 3 or wait for a new sidekick to come out that has been talking about it for a while is called a sidekick blade if you havent already heard about it. so yeah. its suppposed to be launch around in summer or fall then use that money for it, if you perfers that or you can go ahead and find a cheaper sidekick 3 around on ebay or you can check on CL(craiglist) to see if they have some with in a good condition for cheap. but, also make sure theyre not scam you for money or give you a fake advertise about it that they dont really have it. (just give you a lil heads up).
If you sidekick ID screen is white, you may be able to fix it. The flex cable connection cable on the lcd screen itself can come loose. Chance are if you tighten it, the screen will work again. I have had success with sidekick II and sidekick 3 with this same problem.
The following instruction for a sidekick 3 but it is the same for a sidekick ID. Just reseat your lcd instead of installing a new one.
This problem was said a lot by some users when the first batch of sidekick 3's were released last year. What you do is do a soft reset @ + 1 + 0 and then when it shuts down quickly hold down the W and when you see it restart you should see the sidekick 3 picture with a face on it and stars above its head, and from there you select English and you follow what the screen says to help you get past the bootup screen.
if you continue to have a problem, try removing your memory card and see how the phone works for a while.
Sounds like your charger port is busted. Ti is a common problem on sidekick 3 and can effect sidekick IDs as well. A fairly cheap workaround is to get an external battery charger. It will have a slot to charge the sidekick battery external formthe phone. They sell on ebay fior about 25 dollars.
The sidekick ID and sidkeick 3 batteries are the same so it will work. Check then out here